Misconceptions

How We Can Fix Faulty Background Knowledge – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog Getting it Wrong I am notorious in my family for singing the wrong words to songs. I have four boys who love to have music playing in the house, featuring catchy tunes and lyrics I don’t quite understand. I never let that stop me from singing along, though. When I can’t tell what people are saying, I simply ‘fill-in-the-blank,’ or invent words and phrases that seem to make sense. This drives my kids crazy. They are constantly…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #99 – Education Article

Welcome to my 99th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-Examples QuizzesI blogged about the new website nonexamples.com from Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) back in Gems 95. There are now some great new features on the website including Frayer Model templates and Multiple Choice Quizzes. The multiple choice quizzes come with a QLA allowing instant identification of misconceptions. On Twitter Bernie Westacott (@berniewestacott) described how he used the…

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Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #95 – Education Article

Welcome to my 95th gems post. This is where I share some of the latest news, ideas and resources for maths teachers. 1. Non-ExamplesNon-examples are a really good way of pre-empting common misconceptions and giving students unambiguous definitions and explanations. It’s great that Jonathan Hall (@StudyMaths) – creator of mathsbot.com and formtimeideas.com – has launched another new website: nonexamples.com. Knowing Jonathan this will grow quickly and become a really useful teaching tool. 2. Rich Number Tasks Thanks to Murat Tepe (@mappsandgrapps)…

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